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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Post Thanksgiving

It was about 10pm on Tuesday, after helping the Lambs move, that we went to bed.  We were exhausted.  We had just spent a week across the country and were still adjusting from the East Coast time zone.  We didn't even have time to wash a load of clothes before we packed up our suitcases, again, and headed North for Thanksgiving on Wednesday morning.

I've already posted, thankfully, our lovely Thanksgiving experience. 
However, I do want to add a few post-Thanksgiving pictures.
Grandma Carolyn has long been a supporter of Ogden's Tree House Museum.  When they built their new building she was, again, one of the donors so they put her name on a leaf on the large-scaled tree in the entrance.  This is a picture of all the kids pointing to Grandma Carolyn's leaf.  Everyone enjoyed Grandma's trip to the Tree House Museum.

 Julia, Nataleigh, Sarah, and Rebecca dressed up for a participatory play,

and Jacob enjoyed being a cowboy.

 The the girls continued their fun, after the museum, at Grandma's house where she made them a yummy turkey soup.  The commandeered the area underneath the stairs and made it their art gallery where they would sell their art work for .50-$1. They played so well together.

Jacob and Conrad, Carolyn's grandson, also played well together.

Before leaving Northern Utah we met Cameron and Jana for dinner downtown Salt Lake and City Creek.  It was incredibly crowded.  Luckily, we stowed away at the Nordstrom cafe, a lesser known, quieter, and less crowded restaurant.  It was great to catch up with our them. Jana brought the kids some "reindeer noses".  She always makes a great effort to play an important role in their lives.

P.S. Isn't Nataleigh beautiful in this picture!!

 (By the way, can you see the struggle between David and Oliver?  By this point in our trip David was more than done with our wiggly wart.  Oliver had endured bed and bed in different places.  He was tired and ready to be home.  Oliver is a Daddy's boy.  Big time.  You might think that's endearing, but once glance on Dad's face and you'll know that it has its challenges.  Thankfully, Oliver slept on our four hour ride back to Southern Utah.)

These next pictures should be titled "Aftermath".
What a crazy couple of days and weeks!  
While I am indeed grateful for the opportunity to travel, I have to be realistic when I think about the toll it takes on our family and our home.  

Here's the evidence....


 staging area

 and packing area

 kitchen counter

Luckily, I can report that with the help of everyone...we got to this point;


Home, Sweet Home.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! I am impressed with the transformation of before and after! Great teamwork I'm sure! Nataleigh does look like a little doll! I love her boots too.